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Takoma Station Tavern

Lafayette Gilchrist Sextet

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Lafayette Gilchrist Sextet
Lafayette Gilchrist Sextet

Time & Location

May 06, 2023, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT

Takoma Station Tavern, 6914 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20012, USA

About the Event

The music of acclaimed pianist Lafayette Gilchrist draws on the span of jazz history from stride to free improvisation, along with inspiration from hip-hop, funk, and Washington D.C.’s unique go-go sound. This show features Gilchrist’s original compositions, which thrive on making surprising mashes of styles and influences, boldly veering from piledriver funk to piquant stride, vigorous swing to hip-hop swagger, contemplative abstraction to deep-bottom grooves.

Gilchrist has toured extensively with David Murray, and his compositions have graced the soundtracks of David Simon’s acclaimed television series The Wire, The Deuce, and Treme. His work thrives on making surprising connections between styles and influences, boldly veering from piledriver funk to piquant stride, vigorous swing to hip-hop swagger, contemplative abstraction to deep-bottom grooves.

At Takoma Station, Lafayette will lead a sextet consisting of Brian Settles (saxophones), Leo Maxey (trumpet), Herman Burney (bass), Kevinn Pinder (drums) and Bashi Rose (percussion).

In addition to his sextet, Lafayette leads the genre-defying ensembles the New Volcanoes and the Sonic Trip Masters All Stars, and along with bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Eric Kennedy he’s a member of the adventurous collective trio Inside Out.

In 2017, Gilchrist was named a “Local Legend” by Baltimore Magazine, while Baltimore City Paper named Lafayette Gilchrist and the New Volcanoes as “Best Band.” In 2018 he was chosen as a Baker Artist Award winner. Gilchrist has performed with Cassandra Wilson, Macy Gray, Oliver Lake, Andrew Cyrille, Orrin Evans, Paul Dunmall, Hamid Drake, William Parker, and many more. Gilchrist’s recent albums – 2019’s Dark Matter and 2020’s Now – landed on numerous critics best of the year lists at National Public Radio, Paste Magazine, Cadence and many others.

Doors open: 6:30pm

Show runs 7-10pm (2 sets)

Advance tickets $20

Day of show $25

Parties of 4 or more can reserve a table for an additional $25. Send a request to info@JKproductions.org

Minors welcome but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Tickets

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    ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL

    $25.00
    Tax: +$1.44 Sales tax

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